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Interstate 95 South - New York City

Interstate 95 south
Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway) south at the Exit 8B loop ramp onto Pelham Parkway eastbound. Pelham Parkway transitions into Shore Road as it traverses Pelham Bay Park and the Hutchinson River. City Island Road heads east from Shore Road to Orchard Beach and the New York City community of City Island. Exit 8A meanwhile forms the southbound beginning of the Bruckner Expressway frontage street system with connections to the west beginning of Westchester Avenue. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 95 enters a more urban setting as the Bruckner Expressway sinks below grade. Attached to the Wilkinson Avenue over crossing was a button copy diagrammatic overhead, replaced by 2011, outlining the ramp partitions for Interstate 695 (Throgs Neck Expressway) south and East Tremont Avenue. The original sign referred to the Interstate 695 connection to Interstate 295 with an erroneous "TO" banner placed above the I-695 shield. Interstate 695 was previously designated "Interstate 295 Spur". That designation became Interstate 695 by 1986. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Replacement signs affixed to the Wilkinson Avenue overpass show the forthcoming left-hand ramp to Interstate 695 for the Throgs Neck Expressway. I-695 provides a direct link to Interstate 295 south for the Throgs Neck Bridge to Queens and Long Island. Exit numbers here reflect the mileage to the New Jersey state line at the Hudson River. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Road construction slowed the pace of traffic to a crawl on the one half mile approach to the Interstates 95 and 695 southbound split in this scene. Newer reflective signs reflected Interstate 695 correctly. The Throgs Neck Expressway includes an off-ramp to Randall Avenue for the Schuylerville community ahead of its merge with Interstate 295. Photo taken 08/29/05.
A new sign bridge and overheads were installed along Interstate 95, one half mile north of Exit 7A, by 2011. Interstate 695 follows the northern leg of the Throgs Neck Expressway; Interstate 295 continues the freeway southeast to the Throgs Neck suspension Bridge. Together these routes replaced Interstate 78, which entailed both the Throgs Neck and Clearview Expressways until 1971. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Four lanes of Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway) near the Exit 7B off-ramp to Tremont Avenue. Exit 7B carries motorists from I-95 south onto adjacent Bruckner Boulevard three blocks east of Tremont Avenue. Tremont Avenue links the Schuylerville and Throgs Neck communities of the Bronx. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Interstate 95 south at the Exit 7B off-ramp to Bruckner Boulevard and Tremont Avenue. Exit 7A follows onto Interstate 695 south to I-295 south. Interstate 95 provides direct routes to the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey and the Triboro Bridge (Interstate 278) for Manhattan and Brooklyn. Photo taken 04/21/11.

An original button copy sign remained in use at the Interstate 95 and 695 split (Exit 7A). It was replaced by 2009. Parallel Bruckner Boulevard appeared beyond the guide sign. Photo taken 08/29/05.
Interstate 695 splits from the Bruckner Expressway and begins at Exit 7A. Interstate 295 continues south from the 2.0-mile I-695 across the Throgs Neck Bridge to interchanges with the Cross Island Parkway, Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway), and Grand Central Parkway, all of which provide routes to Long Island, before ending at Hillside Avenue. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Turning westward, Interstate 95 (Bruckner Expressway) continues below grade by the Schuylerville community on the approach to the Bruckner Interchange (Exits 6B/A) with Interstate 278 west and Interstate 678 (Hutchinson River Expressway) south. Photo taken 04/21/11.
The three lanes of Interstate 95 south split into two-lane ramps for the Cross Bronx Expressway west to the George Washington Bridge and the westbound beginning of Interstate 278 (Exit 6B). I-278 continues the Bruckner Expressway west to Soundview, Hunts Point and the Triboro (RFK) Bridge. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Newer guide signs posted at Exit 6B reflect the Triborough Bridge renaming in 2008 to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and Manhattan. Interstate 95 remains to the right and quickly splits with the Exit 6B off-ramp to Interstate 678 (Hutchinson River Expressway) south to the Bronx Whitestone Bridge and Queens. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Interstate 678 continues the Hutchinson River Parkway south as an expressway from the Bruckner Interchange to the tolled Bronx Whitestone Bridge. The Interstate travels 14.33 miles south to the terminal of JFK International Airport along the Van Wyck Expressway through Queens.
Exit 6A also provides access to Bruckner Boulevard, the parallel frontage road to I-278 through Unionport. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Interstate 95 follows Cross Bronx Expressway west from the Bruckner Interchange to the Alexander Hamilton Bridge across the Harlem River. Beyond the Exit 5A off-ramp to Westchester Avenue is the tunnel below the #6 Metro line and Hugh J. Grant Circle in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. Exit 4B for Rosedale Avenue and the Bronx River Parkway follows at Park Versailles. Photo taken 08/09/04.
A replacement overhead posted for Exit 4B indicates the indirect connection to Bronx River Parkway from Interstate 95 south via the Cross Bronx Expressway frontage street. Photo taken 04/21/11.
An on-ramp joins Interstate 95 south from the adjacent Cross Bronx Expressway frontage street ahead of the Beach Avenue overpass and ramp departure of Exit 4B. Exit 4B consists of a slip ramp onto the adjacent service road ahead of its intersection with Rosedale Avenue. Travelers destined for the Bronx River Parkway must take the Cross-Bronx Expressway frontage street to a northbound on-ramp by West Farms. The Parkway comprises a north-south limited-access highway between Interstate 278 at Soundview and White Plains via Sprain Brook Parkway.
These signs were replaced by 2011. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Interstate 95 crosses the Bronx River at the north end of Interstate 895. Ramps add traffic from both I-895 (Sheridan Expressway) north and East 177th Street south ahead of the Exit 3 split-diamond interchange with 3rd Avenue to U.S. 1 (Webster Avenue).
There is no access onto the Sheridan Expressway south from Interstate 95 south. Drivers should take the Rosedale Avenue off-ramp and remain on the westbound frontage street to East 177th Street to access Interstate 895 south.
This overhead was replaced and new signage reflects U.S. 1 and Webster Avenue for Exit 3. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Now west of Interstate 895, Interstate 95 (Cross-Bronx Expressway) passes under Prospect Avenue and an East Tremont neighborhood park just east of the Third Avenue (Exit 3) off-ramp. Third Avenue serves Crotona Park and the East Tremont, Fordham, and Morrisania neighborhoods of the Bronx. Photo taken 08/09/04.
Tucked away behind a fence at the Crotona Avenue overpass was a pair of U.S. 1 shields along Interstate 95 south. The assembly referred to the US highway routing along Webster Avenue four blocks to the west of Third Avenue. Since there is no direct connection onto U.S. 1 north, motorists are advised to utilize the Exit 3 slip ramp onto East 175th Street, and 175th Street west to its intersection with Webster Avenue. U.S. 1 southbound merges onto Interstate 95 from Webster Avenue ahead to cross the George Washington Bridge into Fort Lee, New Jersey. Photo taken 08/09/04.
The Cross-Bronx Expressway bisects Crotona and Tremont Parks between Arthur and 3rd Avenues in the Bronx. Exit 3 leaves the freeway at the Arthur Avenue overpass for East 175th Street ahead of its intersection with Third Avenue. Both Third Avenue and U.S. 1 (Webster Avenue) travel north one mile from Interstate 95 to Fordham Avenue. Photo taken 08/09/04.
New guide signs installed by 2011 replace the connection of Exit 3 to U.S. 1 (Webster Avenue) north and the merge of U.S. 1 south onto Interstate 95 for Fort Lee, New Jersey. Photo taken 04/21/11.
The first guide sign for Exits 1D/C to Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expressway) precedes the Exit 2A partial-cloverleaf interchange with Jerome Avenue. Exit 1B reference here connects Interstate 95 south with the Washington Bridge to Amsterdam Avenue. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 south
U.S. 1 formally merges onto Interstate 95 south from a direct ramp linking Webster Avenue to the Cross Bronx Expressway. Attached to the Clay Avenue overpass at the on-ramp is a variable message sign indicating the status of the George Washington Bridge. The green sign was replaced since this photo was taken and overhead lighting removed. Photo taken 07/27/07.
A replaced button copy sign at the Monroe Avenue overpass directs drivers bound for Jerome Avenue (Exit 2A) to the right-hand lane for the Mount Hope and Morris Heights neighborhoods. Reassurance shields for Interstate 95 and U.S. 1 are posted here as well. Photo taken 07/27/07.
Traffic oozes along the Cross Bronx Expressway below the Mount Hope and Mount Eden communities ahead of Jerome Avenue (Exit 2A). Trucks exceeding height and width restrictions for the George Washington Bridge must depart I-95 for I-87 or the Washington Bridge at Exits 1D/C/B. Photo taken 07/27/07.
A new sign bridge changes the verbiage for the truck restriction signage and also reflects Amsterdam Avenue via Exit 1B and Yankee Stadium via Interstate 87 north from Exit 1D. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Exit 2A departs Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 (Cross Bronx Expressway) from the tunnel underneath the Grand Concourse.
Exits 1D/C/B follow in unison to both Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expressway) north to Yonkers and south to the Triboro (RFK) Bridge and Amsterdam Avenue. Photo taken 07/27/07. Second photo taken 04/21/11.
Jerome Avenue leads north to Van Cortlandt Park and Exit 13 of Interstate 87 and south to Yankees Stadium and the Macombs Dam Bridge into Uptown, Manhattan. Photo taken 07/27/07.
Interstate 87 begins at the Triboro (RFK) Bridge from Interstate 278 (Bruckner Expressway) at Port Morris. The 333.49-mile route travels north from the Bronx to become the New York Thruway mainline from Yonkers to Albany and the Adirondack Northway from Albany to the Canadian border at Rouses Point. Photo taken 07/27/07.
A new sign bridge replaced the original button copy signage for Interstate 87 (Deegan Expressway) posted ahead of the Macombs Road overpass. Interstate 87 follows the Major Deegan Expressway throughout the Bronx, linking travelers from I-278 in Queens with the northern suburbs of Westchester County. Photo taken 04/21/11.
All traffic bound for Interstate 87 or Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan Island depart Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 south in unison. Exit 1 (formerly Exit 1A) is the last New York exit in 1.25 miles at West 181st Street to New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway). Photo taken 07/27/07.
Sign replacements made by 2011 at Interstate 87 now reference the forthcoming split between the upper and local decks of the George Washington Bridge in place of NY 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway). Queens and Albany are the control points for I-87 in place of Triboro Bridge and Upstate. Photo taken 04/21/11.
The single lane ramp to Interstate 87 expands to two lanes with a left-hand ramp to Exit 1B for the Washington Bridge west to Amsterdam Avenue at Fort George on Manhattan Island. Exits 1D/C curve away to the right for the Major Deegan Expressway, which parallels the Harlem River below. Photo taken 07/27/07.
Descending toward the ramp split for Interstate 87 south to Yankee Stadium and Queens and north to University Heights and Westchester County. Exit numbers for I-87 were originally posted as Exits 3N/S. Photo taken 07/27/07.
The arch of the 1888-built Washington Bridge comes into view above the ramp partition to Interstate 87 from Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 south. Photo taken 07/27/07.
The Cross Bronx Expressway mainline passes under University Avenue ahead of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge across the Harlem River. Obscured from view is the first modern sign for Exit 1A, New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway) and West 181st Street). The freeway continues with just six lanes, leading to regular traffic congestion through to split for the George Washington Bridge decks. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 partition into separate carriageways just west of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge for the Upper and Lower Levels of the George Washington Bridge. Motorists bound for Exit 1 and Henry Hudson Parkway must use the lower level carriageway to access New York 9A. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 south - George Washington Bridge Lower Level
The freeway traverses a series of cut and cover tunnels through Washington Heights to the Exit 1 interchange complex with West 181st Street and New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway). NY 9A travels 47.25 miles from Interstate 478 and Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan Island to U.S. 9 at Peekskill. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Two lanes depart the lower level carriageway of Interstate 95 & U.S. 1 south for Exit 1. Exit 1 splits into ramps for Haven Avenue north to West 181st Street at Washington Heights and a directional ramp south to New York 9A (Henry Hudson Parkway) and Riverside Drive. Henry Hudson Parkway is a limited-access route south to West Side and north to Saw Mill Parkway in Yonkers. Photo taken 04/21/11.
Ramps from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal converge onto the upper level of Interstate 95 south as Exit 1 departs the lower level.
U.S. 9 south turns from Broadway onto West 179th Street for its on-ramp to the George Washington Bridge upper level. U.S. 9 overlaps with I-95 & U.S. 1 through to Fort Lee, NJ. Photo taken 04/21/11.
The Lower Level of the George Washington Bridge accommodates three lanes of Interstate 95 & U.S. 1-9 south. Travelers enter Bergen County, New Jersey midway across the suspension bridge. There U.S. 46 silently begins and follows I-95 through to Exit 72B, where U.S. 1 & 9 south leave the freeway. Tolls are not charged in the westbound direction of the GWB. Photo taken 04/21/11.



Photo Credits:
  • 2004-08-09 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 2005-08-29 by AARoads.
  • 2007-07-27 by AARoads.
  • 2011-04-21 by I.C. Ligget.

Page Updated 02-17-2013.

 
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